Only a handful of Mormon-themed movies have made a million dollars at the box office: "God's Army," "The Other Side of Heaven," "The Singles Ward" and "The Work and the Glory."
Now add another one: "The Saratov Approach," which topped the $1 million mark last last week, according to the film's independent distributor, Purdie Distribution.
And, the company says, "The Saratov Approach" has hit that mark faster than any other LDS-themed movie.
"These box office figures show how people are responding to this amazing film," Brandon Purdie, founder of Purdie Distribution, said in a statement.
The movie, which opened in Salt Lake City on Oct. 9, tells the story of two Mormon missionaries (Maclain Nelson and Corbin Allred) kidnapped and held for ransom in Russia.